Cherie Blair setting the scene of the NEDonBoard event

Human rights across the supply chain: an area of increased ESG focus for boards

Human rights across the supply chain: an area of ESG focus for boards and non-executive directors On 26th April 2022, NEDonBoard had the pleasure to host an esteemed panel to discuss human rights across supply chains, with the participation of Cherie Blair CBE QC. The event was hosted by Grant Thornton.   Guest speakers Cherie…

Protecting human rights and the environment

Protecting human rights and the environment: essential ESG items on the board agenda when it comes to building sustainable supply chains Supply chain sustainability is critical to organisations doing business responsibly, solving societal challenges and protecting the planet. The legal landscape is evolving fast. This means that organisations of all sizes, across all industries will…

Supply chain risks: What could ongoing supply chain changes mean for NEDs?

Three ways non-executive directors can help the board to manage supply chain risks and consequences Are human rights, slavery and supply chain issues inextricably linked, or are they separate to each other? Where do distinctions need to be drawn and what are the big issues to worry about? This is a complex area that requires…

Decisive boardroom actions in a geopolitical crisis

Decisive boardroom actions in a geopolitical crisis

  The NEDonBoard community has been shocked by the decision of Russia to invade Ukraine.   Taking actions as non-executive directors and board members As NEDs and board members, you are responsible for taking decisive actions that are reflective of the values, principles, and ethics of the organization(s) on which board you serve and that…

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Do UK boardrooms lack skills and diversity to meet today’s challenges?

  Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO   The pandemic and its consequences on our ways of working, pressure to tackle climate change and social inequalities, call for greater diversity in the workplace are some of the challenges (and opportunities) that boards face. These challenges are fast evolving and require new leadership and specialist skills,…

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Exploring the linkages between payment practices, stakeholder engagement, culture and ESG strategy

In this interview, Matt Vickers explains the insights that payment data provide into the depth of engagement with suppliers and breadth of strategic thinking around how organisations look at partnerships and building capabilities. Payment practices are an opportunity to have richer dialogs and relationships with the outside world.   Guest speaker Matt Vickers joined Ombudsman…

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Top risk exposures for boards

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO   In September, NEDonBoard, jointly with our partner McGill and Partners conducted a survey to identify sources of risk exposures and what they may translate into for non-executive directors and board members when it comes to personal liability risk.   What do you think you company’s biggest risk exposures…

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Leveraging TCFD to embed climate into strategy

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO   In November 2020, the UK Government announced that climate risk reporting will become mandatory for large companies and financial institutions in the UK. The requirements already came into effect for some companies in 2021, using the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). While the organisation on which…

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Board effectiveness self-assessment

Written by Elise Perraud Considering the important role and responsibilities of the board, why would an organisation satisfy itself with a sub-standard board i.e. a board inadequately set up to address the organisation’s challenges, define the strategy and achieve the corporate mission? To improve the performance of the board and of individual board members, a…